Sunday, August 5, 2012

Save the Date: Harnessing Light Webcast 21 August 2012

Save the Date

The Optical Society invites you to join a webcast devoted to the National Academy of Sciences report, Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation. The NAS report, which will be released by the National Academy of Sciences on August 13, is a follow-up to the 1998 Harnessing Light for Optical Science and Engineering for the 21st Century report. Over the past decade, scientists and technologists have made enormous progress in the development of optical technologies for solid-state lighting, photovoltaics, manufacturing, fiber optic telecommunications, defense, displays, and diagnostic medicine.
In the new report, NAS identifies technological opportunities and applications in optics today, assesses the current state of optics worldwide from a market perspective, prioritizes a set of “grand challenge” questions to fill technological gaps, and recommends actions for development and maintenance of the field.
We invite you to be among the first to hear directly from members of the NAS Harnessing Light committee on the state of optics worldwide and opportunities for the future.
Register now for this special complimentary webcast.

Free Webcast Details:
 • 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT
 • 21 August 2012
 • Instructional emails will be sent to all registrants.



Welcome Remarks
Elizabeth Rogan
The Optical Society
Alan Willner
Harnessing Light Co-Chair & Univ. Southern California

Tom Baer
Stanford Photonics Research Center
Milton Chang
Incubic Management,
David Miller
Stanford University
Edward White
Edward White Consulting

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